B.C. (Jan. 5), Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Chilliwack General Hospital after evidence of transmission in a medical unit.
One patient has tested positive for COVID-19 and contact tracing is currently underway to determine if there has been further transmission. The outbreak is limited to one of the hospital’s medical units. The unit is temporarily closed to admissions. The hospital, including the Emergency Department, remains fully operational.
“Fraser Health continues to implement precautions, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.”
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, have informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information. Chilliwack General Hospital is working with essential visitors to the affected unit on a case-by-case basis.